We live in a tiny (no really, tiiiiny) house with no room for a washer or drier, at least, not if we ant to be able to fit our bed in here.
As such, i hand-wash our laundry in the bathroom sink and on good days I dry our stuff on a line outside. Unmentionables are dried inside on one of the two radiators we have.
I have to admit though, it's a pain in the rump, i'm seriously at the point where i would sleep across the top of the washer/drier if it meant i could get some washing done easily.
Also, our front door opens into a kind of car park, with no garden or yard of any kind. We had a discussion with our upstairs neigbour and the walkway that connects our two doors is now where the line goes. She uses it too.
The problem with this is our washing is visible to anyone who walks past and any Joe Public could walk right up to our line, grab something off it and be round the corner before we react. I tend to get up early and sit by the window all day as it dries just to be sure. Luckily i can get plenty done from there.